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Archaeology Updates from ASOR

My wife and I are back with our kids after hearing some great things at the ASOR annual meeting in San Antonio. Here are some highlights from our experience. Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring: The massive 18th century BC tower over the Gihon Spring … Continue reading

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Archaeology Updates in San Antonio

My wife and I are attending the ASOR Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. This is one of several professional organizations for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies that meet in a different U.S. city every November to share results and … Continue reading

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New Khirbet Qeiyafa Inscription Published. What Does it Say?

An inscription discovered in 2012 at Khirbet Qeiyafa has been published, and it contains a name found in the Bible. The inscription is incised on a storage jar from the late-11th/early-10th century BC, the biblical period of Saul and David. The … Continue reading

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Things learned from Yossi Garfinkel’s presentations in Tampa

We enjoyed a pleasant visit from Yossi Garfinkel Tuesday evening on the Florida College campus. He gave a lecture on Khirbet Qeiyafa to a full auditorium plus a summary of the first Tel Lachish season for a private dinner group. Here are … Continue reading

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Location of the new gates at Tel Lachish

Here is a photo showing the northeast corner of Lachish, where Garfinkel has identified new entrances to the ancient city. These entrances are on the opposite side of the site from the late Iron Age gate discovered in the 1930’s. … Continue reading

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Did William Dever just declare Low Chronology dead?

Two sources at this year’s ASOR conference in Chicago report a quote from Dr. Bill Dever at the end of the Qeiyafa sessions on Thursday. Anyone interested in the Bible’s relationship to archaeology and history will find this interesting. “There … Continue reading

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Questions on Khirbet Qeiyafa’s 2010 cultic room

Todd Bolen commented with a series of questions on my previous post about the Qeiyafa cultic room from 2010. Todd wrote: 1. What parallels exist for this type of incense altar? 2. Was evidence of burning found in this room? … Continue reading

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Upcoming ASOR Meeting in Atlanta

I plan on attending the ASOR Annual Meeting in Atlanta next week (Thursday the 18th – Saturday the 20th). Archaeologists and scholars from across the world present their discoveries and research. Here are some of the sessions I find most … Continue reading

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Discoveries at Khirbet Qeiyafa: an Intact Shrine

During the 2010 excavation we uncovered what the archaeologists were calling a ‘cultic building’  near the southern Iron Age gate. ‘Cultic’ is the term archaeologists use for any religious or worship-related find. (There’s a standard joke that whenever excavators cannot … Continue reading

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Presentations at ASOR, part 2

Due to so many overlapping sessions, it was impossible to attend every presentation I wanted to hear at ASOR. Some not-yet-published information is presented for the first time at the ASOR meeting, so there are no manuscript books or official … Continue reading

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